List of Famous people named R
R. M. Veerappan
R. M. Veerappan is an Indian politician, an early Dravidian Leader, and a movie producer and screenwriter from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is the founder and leader of the MGR Kazhagam party. He served as a Cabinet Minister in five governments from 1977 to 1996, is a three-time Member of Legislative Council and a two-time member of the Legislative Assembly. He was the Leader of the House for Legislative Assembly and Leader of ADMK party of the Legislative Council. He was the architect behind the ADMK organization, unified the MGR fan clubs for the party formation. He was called as the 'Chanakya' of AIADMK politics in the 70's and 80's
R. N. R. Manohar
R. N. R. Manohar was a Tamil film actor and director. He directed films like Maasilamani (2009) and Vellore Maavattam (2011).
R. Hari Kumar
Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar is is the 25th and current Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) of the Indian Navy. Previously, he served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command. In his prior appointments, he served as the Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Personnel, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, and as the Chief of the Staff of the Western Naval Command. He was the Commandant of the Naval War College, Goa and served as a naval advisor to the government of Seychelles. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and holds an M.Phil. in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Mumbai.
R. Scott Bakker
Richard Scott Bakker is a Canadian fantasy author and frequent lecturer in the South Western Ontario university community. He grew up on a tobacco farm in the Simcoe area. In 1986 he attended the University of Western Ontario to pursue a degree in literature and later an MA in theory and criticism. Since the late 1990s, he has been attempting to elucidate theories of media bubbles and the intellectual alienation of the working class. After all but dissertation in a PhD in philosophy at Vanderbilt University he returned to London, Ontario where he now lives with his wife and daughter. He spends his time writing split between his fiction and his ongoing philosophic inquiry.
R. N. Ravi
Ravindra Narayana Ravi is a former Indian bureaucrat who is currently serving as the Governor of Tamilnadu.
Ranganathan Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer and film producer who predominantly appears in Tamil and Hindi language films. Madhavan has won four Filmfare Awards South and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able to achieve pan-Indian appeal, having appeared in films from seven different languages.
R. J. Hampton
Roderick "R. J." Hampton Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He had last played for the New Zealand Breakers of the National Basketball League (NBL). He was a five-star recruit at Little Elm High School in Little Elm, Texas. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks as the 24th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
R. D. Robb
R. D. Robb is an American actor who appeared as Schwartz in the 1983 film A Christmas Story. He was nominated for an Edda Award in 2005. In 2001 he co-wrote and directed the film Don's Plum.
R. A. Salvatore
Robert Anthony Salvatore is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga; and The Legend of Drizzt, for which he created the popular character Drizzt Do'Urden; and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. He has sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the United States alone and twenty-two of his titles have been New York Times best-sellers.
Ramanathan Sarathkumar is an Indian film actor, politician, journalist and former body builder and former president of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association. He has acted in more than 130 Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films. He is fluent in all South Indian languages and is quite proficient in Russian.
Kenneth Ryan Anthony better known by his stage name R. Prophet, is an American rapper. He was formerly in the Kentucky-based sextet alternative southern rap group Nappy Roots. He attended Western Kentucky University with the present Nappy Roots members.
R. J. Hunter
Ronald Jordan Hunter is an American professional basketball player for Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) and the Basketball Champions League. Hunter played college basketball for the Georgia State Panthers under the direction of his father and Georgia State head coach, Ron Hunter. There, he was twice named Sun Belt Player of the Year as well as the Sun Belt Conference Male Athlete of the Year. He holds the school record for most career points with a total of 1,819 after just three seasons of play.
R. Jay Soward
Rodney Jay Soward is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft, but only played one season after multiple suspensions derailed his career. He was indefinitely suspended by the NFL in 2002.
R Ajay Gnanamuthu
R Ajay Gnanamuthu is an Indian film director and screenwriter working primarily in Tamil cinema. He started his career assisting producer-filmmaker A. R. Murugadoss in the films 7aum Arivu and Thuppakki. In 2015, he debuted as director with the horror-thriller film Demonte Colony, which was received well by critics and the audience. It was declared a super hit at the box office. His second outing, Imaikkaa Nodigal, became a success.
R. K. Singh
Raj Kumar Singh is a former Indian bureaucrat and a current Minister of State in the Government of India. He is a Member of the Indian Parliament for Arrah, Bihar, since May 2014. Singh is a 1975 batch Bihar cadre Indian Administrative Service officer and former Home Secretary of India.
R. Stevie Moore
Robert Steven Moore is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter who pioneered lo-fi/DIY music. Often called the "godfather of home recording", he is one of the most recognized artists of the cassette underground, and his influence is particularly felt in the bedroom and hypnagogic pop artists of the post-millennium. Since 1968, he has self-released approximately 400 albums, while about three dozen "official" albums have been issued on various labels.
R. Balakrishnan, popularly known as R. Balki, is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and former Group Chairman of the advertising agency Lowe Lintas (India). He is best known for directing Cheeni Kum (2007), Paa (2009) and Pad Man (2018).
R. J. Archer
Rush James "R. J." Archer II is a retired American football quarterback. He went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, afterwards signing with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
R. Sundarrajan is an Indian director, actor and writer for Tamil language films. Active primarily in the 1980s and the 1990s as a film maker, he appeared more often as an actor thereafter.
R. C. T. Lee
R. C. T. Lee, also known as Richard C. T. Lee, received his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.